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Surah An-Naml Ayat 33 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ نَحْنُ أُو۟لُوا۟ قُوَّةٍۢ وَأُو۟لُوا۟ بَأْسٍۢ شَدِيدٍۢ وَٱلْأَمْرُ إِلَيْكِ فَٱنظُرِى مَاذَا تَأْمُرِينَ
Qaaloo nahnu uloo quwwatinw wa uloo baasin shadeed; wal amru ilaiki fanzuree maazaa taamureen

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 33

Sahih International
They said, “We are men of strength and of great military might, but the command is yours, so see what you will command.”

Yusuf Ali
They said: “We are endued with strength, and given to vehement war: but the command is with thee; so consider what thou wilt command.”

Abul Ala Maududi
They said: “We are strong and are given to vehement fighting. But the decision is yours. Therefore, consider what you would like to command.”

Muhsin Khan
They said: “We have great strength, and great ability for war, but it is for you to command; so think over what you will command.”

Pickthall
They said: We are lords of might and lords of great prowess, but it is for thee to command; so consider what thou wilt command.

Dr. Ghali
They said, “We are endowed with power, and we are endowed with strict violence, (i.e., we are strong and able to fight) and the command (rests) with you; so look into what you command (us).”

Abdel Haleem
They replied, ‘We possess great force and power in war, but you are in command, so consider what orders to give us.’

Quran 27 Verse 33 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Naml ayat 33, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(27:33) They said: “We are strong and are given to vehement fighting. But the decision is yours. Therefore, consider what you would like to command.”


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Naml verse 33 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Naml ayat 32 which provides the complete commentary from verse 32 through 35.

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